RioContentMarket 2017 Sets Factual & Nonfiction Spotlight


RIO DE JANEIRO: Factual and nonfiction content will take center stage during the seventh edition of RioContentMarket, which will feature keynotes from executives at Canal+ and ESPN.

Diego Buñuel, head of documentaries at Canal+, and John Dahl, original content executive producer and VP at ESPN, will both deliver keynotes about the genre during the event, which will run March 8 to 10 at the Hotel Windsor Barra in Rio de Janeiro. In addition, Canal+’s Buñuel and executives from ESPN Brasil will attend the market’s One-to-One Meetings seeking titles in the factual space.

Other Brazilian and foreign players set to take part in the special one-on-one meetings are interested in documentary and nonfiction formats, with France’s Lucky You among them. Robert Salvestrin, acquisitions director at Lucky You, has signed on to participate. Additionally, Mexican Canal 22 will be represented by its programming director, Abel Flores, while Arte 1’s Rebecca Tavares, Janaína Tadeu and Luciano Cury will also be in attendance. German prodco Gerbrueder Beetz Filmproduktion will also have a presence at the market.

RioContentMarket is staged by Brazil Independent Audiovisual (BRAVI), with Esmeralda Produções serving as curator.